The story…

isn’t always what you think it is. Case in point.

I played a show on July 14 and was promised payment for the work. The check didn’t and hasn’t come. Emails went back and forth with the organizer of the group, no results. More frustrated emails were sent. Still nothing. I was starting to feel like I had been played. I was simmering.

Turns out the leader of the band had delegated the money work to another person who was having financial difficulties and kept the check. I don’t like what happened at all, but I understand that these are harder times and the temptations are strong. He’s apologized and we’re on the way to figuring these things out.

I wish I would have known. Everything. Sooner rather than later. It would have been much easier. Yet “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us…” is the norm, not the exception. He was just too proud to admit his financial difficulties and I  thought the worst first and about forgiveness later.

Live and learn, and, if you can, get paid before the show.

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